On 3 August, Premier Peter Gutwein provided an update in relation to restrictions for Tasmania.  Due to the continually changing environment on the mainland, and particularly Victoria, Tasmanian borders will remained closed to all visitors from all states.

Additionally, over the past two weeks, Premier Gutwein provided updates in relation to the implementation of mandatory testing, including a health check for symptoms, of all essential travellers from Victoria, or determined hot-spots in NSW and Queensland.

Freight and logistics operators will need to undergo a test on arrival, unless they have evidence of having had a COVID-19 test not less than seven days prior to their arrival in Tasmania.

All non-Tasmanian and Tasmanian residents who are required to stay in mandatory government-designated hotel quarantine, will do so at their own expense, except in cases of extreme hardship.

As this matter continues to evolve, I urge you to keep up to date with the latest news via Premier Gutwein's Facebook page or at www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au  Further sources of information are below.

Again, I encourage all Tasmanians, where they can, to get out and explore our magnificent State and support our local business and tourism operators.   

Through the Roadmap to Recovery, following Our Plan to Rebuild a Stronger Tasmania and with your continued support, let's safely build a stronger Tasmania.

Premier Peter Gutwein on Facebook

Tasmanian Government coronavirus website www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au 

Australian Government coronavirus website www.australia.gov.au  

Australian Government Department of Health website and Facebook

Tasmanian Government Department of Health website and Facebook  

The Australian Government has also developed an app for mobile phones.  The app is available through Apple (iOS) and Android.

WhatsApp information chat service.  You will need to download the app to your phone or your computer.

Aurora and TasWater have also implemented assistance schemes and information is available on their websites


Guy Barnett


Change for a brighter future.